The Circle Opens: A Podcast for Stephen King’s The Stand
On the Border - Chapters 059 & 060

On the Border - Chapters 059 & 060

July 11, 2020

As On the Border comes to an end, we learn the fallout from Harold and Nadine's deadly betrayal and discover why Mother Abagail has returned to the Free Zone.

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On the Border - Chapter 058

On the Border - Chapter 058

July 4, 2020

Everything changes for the Free Zone Committee in this explosive chapter. 

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On the Border - Chapter 057

On the Border - Chapter 057

June 27, 2020

Harold's dangerous ledger is finally discovered just as Harold and Nadine's plans fall into place. Chapter 57 teases a potentially explosive end to Harold and Nadine's time in the Boulder Free Zone. 

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On the Border - Chapter 056

On the Border - Chapter 056

June 20, 2020

The Free Zone Committee says goodbye to two more scouts, Fran hears some not-so-optimistic news that could affect her unborn baby, and Harold plans a rather explosive exit from the Free Zone for him and Nadine.

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On the Border - Chapter 055

On the Border - Chapter 055

June 13, 2020

In Chapter 55, Judge Farris and Tom Cullen are both asked to head west to spy on Flagg while Harold and Nadine sink deeper into darkness.

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On the Border - Chapter 054

On the Border - Chapter 054

May 30, 2020

The Free Zone Committee continues to discuss what is needed to safely rebuild the country within Boulder, while Harold is faced with a choice that could have deadly consequences for everyone.

On the Border - Chapter 053

On the Border - Chapter 053

May 23, 2020

In Chapter 53, The Free Zone holds its first community wide meeting, Larry makes a choice, and Nadine's fate is sealed.

I also give my thoughts on the May 20th Vanity Fair article about the CBS All Access miniseries and what we can expect from Josh Boone's take on The Stand.

VF: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/05/stephen-kings-the-stand-exclusive-first-look

 

 

On the Border - Chapter 052

On the Border - Chapter 052

May 16, 2020

Mother Abagail receives a message from God, Harold connives to get Stu alone, and Glen finds an unexpected visitor on his front porch.

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On the Border - Chapter 051

On the Border - Chapter 051

May 9, 2020

Larry meets Harold and he is not quite what Larry expected. The ad hoc committee finally meets to make some important decisions, and Fran finds something disturbing in her journal.

I also give my spoiler-free review of If It Bleeds.

On the Border - Chapter 050

On the Border - Chapter 050

April 25, 2020

Our characters settle in Boulder and realize they need to start reforming a society before things get out of control. Mother Abagail and Nadine finally come face to face and Harold has plans of his own.